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abet
v. aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
abeyance
v. suspended action
abject
adj. wretched; lacking pride
abjure
v. renouce upon oath
ablution
n. washing
abnegation
n. repudiation; self-sacrifice
abrogate
adj. abolish
abscound
v. depart secretly and hide
abstruse
adj. obscure; profound; difficult to understand
abrade
v. wear away by friction; scrape; erode
absolve
v. pardon (an offense)
abut
v. border upon; adjoin
accede
v. agree
acclivity
n. sharp upslope of a hill
accoutre
v. equip
accretion
n. growth; increase
accrue
v. come about by addition
acerbity
n. bitterness of speech and temper
aquittal
n. deliverance from a charge
acrid
adj. sharp; bitterly pungent
actuarial
adj. calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
actuate
v. motivate
acuity
n. sharpness
acumen
n. mental keenness
adage
n. wise saying; proverb
adamant
adj. hard; inflexible
addle
v. muddle; drive crazy; become rotten
adherent
n. supporter
adjunct
n. something added on or attached (generally nonessential or inferior)
admonish
v. warn; reprove
advent
n. arrival
adventitious
adj. accidental; casual
advocacy
n. support; active pleading on something's behalf
affidavit
n. written statement made under oath
adulterate
v. make impure by adding inferior or tainted substances